BRAINTREE, Massachusetts (WHDH) -- Massachusetts Socity for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teams rescued 13 purebred Shar Pei dogs from a house in Braintree last Monday after receiving an anonymous tip.
Eighteen dogs in total were found living in deplorable conditions and suffering from eye and skin disorders.
"This breed I don't know a ton about, just being a shelter worker who doesn't often experience them. This is my first time having Shar Peis in the shelter in my time here," said Katie Armour of the MSPCA.
It's an elite dog breed, so it's rare to have one Shar Pei - let alone more than a dozen - in a shelter.
"It seemed like dog after dog after dog was coming out. There were 18 dogs in the home. It was a cluttered environment," said Alyssa Muro, Adoption Center manager.
A single woman was caring for all 18 dogs. Four were spayed and returned to her.
According to the MSCPA, "One of the dogs was extremely aggressive and unable to be placed for adoption so the MSPCA humanely euthanized him."
The remaining 13 will be treated and put up for adoption.
"We are looking for people who are willing to be super patient because they are under-socialized. They are sweet. They are making progress every day," said Muro.